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1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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"La bohème"
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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

If I had to pick a favorite opera, La bohème would be my choice. The combination of comedy, music, drama, pacing, along with lush orchestrations is just about unrivaled. I've seen many performances of Boheme and even performed it once.


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5 stars
attended Oct 25 2009

The finest small opera I've been to in years. On the budget they work with, this company provides high-quality opera at scandalously low prices. This was my second show, and I am considering season tickets. Not a bad seat in the house. It is the...continued

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attended Oct 25 2009

enjoyed it....great to know we have such talent on the peninsula.

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La bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Bryan Nies, conductor   

Jimmy Smith, director

Sung in Italian, with English titles


__The quintessential story of young love with a tragic ending,_ La bohème_ is Puccini’s masterful vignette of bohemian life in the fabled Paris of the Romantic era. Puccini’s score is a veritable musical kaleidoscope of human emotion, from the tender first encounter between Rodolfo and Mimi, through the irreverent Christmas romp at the Café Momus, to the devastating scene of Mimi’s death in the abject poverty of Rodolfo’s apartment. A towering achievement by the master of the verismo style, La bohème is presented in an all-new West Bay Opera production.

About the Ticket Supplier: West Bay Opera

Performing both the familiar and the adventurous, West Bay Opera seeks to please and challenge singers and audiences with three productions per season, one each in October, February, and May. The repertoire includes standard popular works, lesser-known operas and operettas, and occasionally operas by modern composers. Some of West Bay Opera’s greatest successes result from undertaking formidable artistic challenges. Past accomplishments include Bellini’s rarely-performed Norma, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the original Russian, and Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. The principal consideration is always to give talented young opera singers an opportunity to perform challenging roles and, in turn, to give audiences the pleasure of hearing these singers on their way to fame.